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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail. -- Erich Fromm

Other Notable Events for July 23

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On this day in history:

In 1829, William Burt of Mount Vernon, Mich., patented the typographer, believed to be the first typewriter.

In 1948, legendary pioneer movie director D.W. Griffith, maker of several silent classics, including The Birth of a Nation, died at the age of 73.

In 1967, rioting erupted on 12th ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for July 23

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Those born on this date include:

- Detective novelist Raymond Chandler in 1888
- Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie in 1892
- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in 1936 (age 81)
- actor Ronny Cox in 1938 (age 79)
- talk show host Don Imus in 1940 (age 77)
- drummer Dino Danelli (The Rascals) in 1944 ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, July 23, the 204th day of 2017 with 161 to follow.

The moon is new. Morning star is Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn.

Telstar

This Day in History, July 23

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On July 23rd, 1962, Telstar relayed the first live trans-Atlantic signal.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. -- Rabindranath Tagore

Other Notable Events for July 22

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On this day in history:

In 1793, Canadian explorer Alexander Mackenzie reached the Pacific.

In 1864, in the first battle of Atlanta, Confederate troops under Gen. John Hood were defeated by Union forces under Gen. William Sherman.

In 1916, a bomb hidden in a suitcase exploded during a Preparedness Day parade on ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for July 22

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Those born on this date include:

- Poet Emma Lazarus in 1849
- painter Edward Hopper in 1882
- U.S. political family matriarch Rose Kennedy in 1890
- sculptor Alexander Calder in 1898
- Robert Dole, longtime U.S. senator/1996 GOP presidential nominee, in 1923 (age 93)
- fashion designer Oscar de la Renta ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2017 with 162 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning star is Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn.

Colony of Roanoke

This Day in History, July 22

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On July 22nd, 1587, the Colony of Roanoke was re-established.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: John Wayne said, Talk low, talk slow -- and don't say too much.

Other Notable Events for July 21

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On this date in history:

In 1861, the first major military engagement of the Civil War occurred at Bull Run Creek, Va.

In 1925, the so-called Monkey Trial, which pitted Clarence Darrow against William Jennings Bryan in Dayton, Tenn., in one of the great confrontations in legal history, ended with John Thomas Scopes ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for July 21

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Those born on this date include:

- Composer Chauncey Olcott (When Irish Eyes Are Smiling) in 1858
- author Ernest Hemingway in 1899
- violinist Isaac Stern in 1920
- singer Kay Starr in 1922
- producer Norman Jewison in 1926 (age 91)
- actor/comedian Don Knotts in 1924
- former U.S. Attorney General ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, July 21, the 202nd day of 2017 with 163 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning star is Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury and Saturday.

Moonwalk

This Day in History, July 21

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On July 21st, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first person ever to walk on the moon.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Beauty is only skin deep but ugly goes clean to the bone. -- Dorothy Parker

Other Notable Events for July 20

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On this date in history:

In 1859, American baseball fans were charged an admission fee for the first time. About 1,500 spectators each paid 50 cents to see Brooklyn play New York.

In 1881, five years after U.S. Army Gen. George A. Custer's defeat at the Battle of Little Bighorn, Sioux leader Sitting Bull surrendered to the ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for July 20

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Those born on this date include:

- Macedonian leader Alexander the Great in 356 B.C.
- Austrian monk/pioneering botanist Gregor Johann Mendel in 1822
- New Zealand explorer Edmund Hillary, who in 1953 reached the summit of Mount Everest, in 1919
- Elliot Richardson, attorney general under U.S. President Richard Nixon,...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, July 20, the 201st day of 2017 with 164 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning star is Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn.

Harry S. Truman

This Day in History, July 20

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On July 20th, 1948, President Truman issued the first peacetime military draft in the United States.

 

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